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Mar 23, 2021 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty interviews George Shoemaker, co-owner and founder of Currency Coffee Co. for the March 2021 BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, berkshires
Community Audio
Feb 16, 2021 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty interviews Christian Stovall of Hidden Mountain Farm for the February 2021 BerkShares Business of the Month story.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, local economy
Community Audio
Jan 12, 2021 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty interviews Randy Austin, owner of The Gifted Child, for the January 2021 BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, local economy
Community Audio
Dec 4, 2020 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel sits down with Betsy Andrus, Executive Director of the Southern Berkshire Chamber for the December BerkShares Business of the Month feature.
Topic: berkshares
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Nov 10, 2020 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty interviews Will Conklin, E.D. of Greenagers for the November 2020 BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, local currency
Community Audio
Oct 6, 2020 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty interviews Melissa Beeson Higgins, owner of Berkshire Compost, for the October 2020 BerkShares Business of the Month program.
Topics: Berkshares, local currency, community supported industry
Community Audio
Aug 10, 2020 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty speaks with Matt Tannenbaum, owner of The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar in Lenox, MA for the August 2020 BerkShares Business of the Month feature.
Topics: berkshares, local currrency
Community Audio
Jul 7, 2020
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Ari Zorm BOTM July 2020
Topic: BOTM
Community Audio
Jul 7, 2020 BerkShares, Inc.
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Zorn Core Fitness & Devine
Topic: berkshares
Community Audio
Jun 9, 2020 BerkShares, Inc.
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Sean Stanton and Tess Diamond of North Plain Farm talk about their business as the BerkShares Business of the Month
Topics: Berkshares, local currency, community
Community Video
May 22, 2020 Berkshire Community Land Trust
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The Berkshire Community Land Trust hosted a virtual film screening on May 21st of the movie "Best of Both Worlds: Cohousing's Promise." This is the post-screening conversation.
Topics: community land trust, cohousing
Community Audio
Mar 10, 2020 BerkShares, Inc.
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OKUN is the March 2020 BerkShares Business of the Month
Topics: berkshares, local currency, community supported industry
Community Audio
Feb 6, 2020 BerkShares, Inc.
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Lauren Clark Fine Art and Framing on the Edge Custom Framing is the Februrary 2020 BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, business of the month, local currency, local economy
Community Video
Aug 16, 2019
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Chang emaker under 40 category video
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Aug 13, 2019 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Lindsay Cavanaugh of Mahaiwe Tent, the August BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, entrepreneurship, mahaiwe tent
Community Audio
Jun 10, 2019 BerkShares, Inc.
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Jeffrey Blaugrund and Austin Banach of Braise Worthy talk about their business as the June 2019 BerkShares Business of the Month
Topics: local currency, berkshares
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May 31, 2019 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty of BerkShares, Inc. sits down with Jeffrey Blaugrund and Austin Banach of Braise Worthy for the June 2019 BerkShares Business of the Month feature.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, local economy
Community Audio
May 8, 2019 BerkShares, Inc.
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BerkShare board members discuss a potential scenario.   
Topic: berkshares
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May 7, 2019 BerkShares, Inc.
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BerkShares Business of the Month: Rolling Rock Farm
Topics: berkshares, local currency, business of the month, local economy
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Tom Parker of the Berkshire Gold & Silversmith for the April 2019 BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, local economy, import replacement,, local busines
Community Audio
Mar 7, 2019 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Joe Roy Sr. and Jr. of The Floor Store in West Stockbridge for the March 2019 Berkshires Business of the Month. 
Topics: berkshares, local currency, business of the month, import replacement
Community Audio
Feb 7, 2019 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Margaret Cherin, Director of Marketing and Business Operations at Chesterwood.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, local economy
Community Audio
Jan 7, 2019 BerkShares, Inc.
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January 2019 BerkShares Business of the Month: Heirlooms Jewerly
Topics: berkshares, local currency
Community Audio
Nov 14, 2018 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Catherine Kane of Brookside Quiltworks in South Egremont.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, community supported industry, import replacement, berkshires
Community Audio
Sep 7, 2018 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with co-founder Cheryl Raifstanger and graphic designer Trish Mead of Kwik Print, Inc.
Topics: berkshares, business of the month, local economy, community
Community Audio
Jul 10, 2018 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Anna Houston and Rob Perazzo of Off the Shelf, the July 2018 BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, berkshire region, farm, local economy, food system
Community Audio
Jun 12, 2018
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Gert Alper of the Swiss Hütte Inn & Restaurant
Topics: berkshares, local currency
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May 8, 2018 BerkShares, Inc.
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Barbara Watkins, owner of Evergreen Fine American Crafts describes her business for the May 2018 BerkShares Business of the Month segment.
Topics: berkshares, business of the month, local currency
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Apr 5, 2018 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Nick and Birdie Joseph of The Bistro Box for the April 2018 BerkShares Business of the Month. 
Topics: berkshares, local currency, business of the month, local economy, bistro box
Community Audio
Feb 13, 2018 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with 7 Arts Gift Shop co-owners Alan and Teresa O'Brient to talk local business and BerkShares.
Topics: Business of the month, berkshares, local currency, local economy
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Jan 8, 2018 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Tom Levin of Tom's Toys and JWS Art Supplies for the January 2018 BerkShares Business of the Month. 
Topics: Berkshares, local currency, community supported industry, local economy
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Dec 15, 2017 BerkShares, Inc.
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Liana Toscanini of the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires. 
Topics: Berkshares, local currency, community supported industry, entry to entrepreneurship, berkshires
Community Audio
Nov 6, 2017 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Rachel Moriarty sits down with Greg Ward of Ward's Nursery and Garden Center.  
Topics: local currency, berkshares
Community Audio
Jul 7, 2017 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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BerkShares, Inc.'s Executive Director Alice Maggio sat down with the Mark Firth and Steve Browning, owner and chef, respectively, of the Prairie Whale, a restaurant at 178 Main Street, Great Barrington. The Prairie Whale is the BerkShares Business of the Month for July 2017.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, local economy, economics, new economics, local business, berkshires,...
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Jun 21, 2017 BerkShares Inc.
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Let's Talk, hosted by Great Barrington Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin, with guests Alice Maggio (BerkShares, Inc) and Jim Harwood (Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire). The three talk about Jane Jacobs and the upcoming free screening of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City at the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington on Sunday, June 25th at 4:00 pm.
Topics: local economy, berkshires, berkshares, new economy, great barrington, jane jacobs, berkshires,...
Community Audio
Jun 13, 2017 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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BerkShares, Inc.'s Executive Director Alice Maggio sat down with Greg Carpenter, co-owner of Yummy Treasures Bead Shop, to discuss his business, which made its mark on Etsy.com and has now opened a retail shop at 10 Commercial Street in Pittsfield. They are the BerkShares Business of the Month for June, 2017.
Topics: BerkShares, local currency, small business, berkshires, livebrk, local business, local economy, new...
Community Audio
Mar 7, 2017 BerkShares and WNAW
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Mike Garland, host of Community Insight on WNAW, interviews Alice Maggio, Executive Director of BerkShares, Inc., about the Berkshire region's local currency BerkShares, and their expanding reach into Northern Berkshire County.
Topics: berkshares, berkshires, north berkshire, local economy, localism, new economy, local currency,...
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Mar 6, 2017 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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BerkShares, Inc.'s Executive Director Alice Maggio sat down with Julia and Thomas Doyle to talk about BerkShares, their business Assembly Coffee Roasters, and the Berkshire local economy.
Topics: berkshires, coffee roasters, local business, entrepreneurship, berkshares, local currency, local...
Community Audio
Feb 1, 2017 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio, Executive Director of BerkShares, Inc., sits down with Elizabeth Keen, co-owner of Indian Line Farm, to talk about her farm for the February 2017 BerkShares Business of the Month. Find the written article here: http://berkshares.org/business/indian-line-farm .
Topics: berkshares, local currency, berkshires, local economy, berkshire county, local economic development
Community Audio
Dec 30, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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In January of 2017, BerkShares, Inc. Executive Director Alice Maggio interviewed Elizabeth Orenstein and Zoe Becker, two graduates of the 2016 class of Entry to Entrepreneurship.
Topics: local economy, berkshares, berkshires, business planning, entrepreneurship, youth entrepreneurship,...
Community Audio
Dec 2, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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BerkShares, Inc.'s Executive Director Alice Maggio sat down with Lucinda Vermeulen, owner of Kenver, Ltd. in South Egremont, to talk about her business and the Berkshire local economy.
Topics: BerkShares, local currency, local economy, berkshire county, local retailer, snowsports,...
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Nov 21, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio, Executive Director of BerkShares, Inc. sits down with new board members: Gillette Conner, Michael Bloomberg, Jon Greene, Michael Tesoro and Abe Hunrichs.  
Topics: Berkshares, local currency, berkshires, local economy, community supported industry
Community Audio
Oct 13, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio sits down with Chris Post, of Wandering Star Craft Brewing for the October BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, berkshire county, local currency, community supported industry
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Sep 27, 2016
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Alice Maggio, Executive Director of BerkShares, Inc. is interviewed by Josh Hallmark of "Our Americana," a podcast that explores American life. To listen to the full podcast, please click through: http://ouramericana.podomatic.com/entry/2016-09-09T09_57_52-07_00
Topics: our americana, podcast, berkshares, local currency, berkshire county, berkshires
Community Audio
Jul 13, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio sits down with Daniel Esko, General Manager of Berkshire Co-op Market in Great Barrington.
Topics: local currency, local economy, berkshares, berkshires, co-op market, cooperatives, new economy
Community Audio
Jun 14, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio sits down with Bill Heaton of Big Elm Brewing, the June 2016 BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: BerkShares, local beer, local economy, Berkshires, local currency
Community Audio
Jun 9, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio, Executive Director of BerkShares, Inc., sits down with Bill Heaton of Big Elm Brewing to talk about beers and BerkShares for the June 2016 BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: local currency, berkshares, local beer, local economy
Community Audio
May 16, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Berkshire Children's Chorus is the BerkShares Business of the Month for May, 2016.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, local economy, berkshire county, berkshires
Community Audio
Apr 20, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio interviews Winthrop Barrett, founder and owner of Barrett Tree Service, the April 2016 BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, berkshires, local currency, local economy, localism, tree care, arborculture,...
Deanne Wright with Ideas Unlimited from Kansas State University interviews Robert Swann, founder of the E. F. Schumacher Society, now the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. At The Land Institute's 1990 Annual Prairie Festival, Robert Swann discussed land reform in the form of a community land trust. In the interview he traces the history of the community land trust movement–from Henry George's ideas of land taxation to Vinoba Bhave’s Gramdan Movement in India to the moshav shitufi form...
Topics: community land trust, land reform, affordable housing, social investment, robert swann, schumacher...
Community Audio
Mar 14, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio sits down with Trevor Gilman to talk about Teamflys, a business that offers scenic flights and flight lessons out of the North Adams airport. Teamflys is the BerkShares Business of the Month for March 2016.
Topics: local currency, berkshares, business of the month, local business, local economy, berkshires,...
Community Audio
Feb 12, 2016 The Big on Small Business
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Keith Girouard, regional director and senior business advisor at the Mass. Small Business Development Center Network, sat down with Alice Maggio, Local Currency Program Director at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, to discuss Entry to Entrepreneurship, a business planning course for young people in the Berkshire Region, and youth entrepreneurship. The Schumacher Center, BerkShares, Inc., and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network have collaborated closely on the...
Topics: local business, entrepreneurship, small business, massachusetts small business development center,...
Community Audio
Feb 5, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio sits down with Oskar Hallig, owner of Only in My Dreams Events and mentor for the Entry to Entrepreneurship business planning course for Berkshire County youth. 
Topics: berkshares, community entrepreneurship, berkshires
Community Audio
Jan 11, 2016 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio sits down with Michael Tesoro of Ooma Tesoro's.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, new economics
Community Audio
Dec 3, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice sits down with Dana Bixby of Dana Bixby Architecture, the December BerkShares Business of the Month.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, berkshires
Community Audio
Nov 9, 2015 BerkShares, Inc.
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Alice Maggio sits down with Emily Carlotta of Barrington Outfitters
Topics: berkshares, local currency, community supported industry, local, berkshires
Community Audio
Nov 6, 2015 BerkShares, Inc.
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Alice Maggio of BerkShares, Inc. discusses the upcoming business planning course Entry to Entrepreneurship with Rep. Smitty Pignatelli on WSBS radio. Sign up now! http://goo.gl/forms/qRYMyyz8YK
Topics: local economy, entrepreneurship, berkshares
Community Audio
Oct 15, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio sits down with Maddie Elling of Hosta Hill.
Topics: business of the month, fermented foods, berkshares, local, economy, local currency
Community Audio
Sep 2, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice sits down with John Isaacs, designer of the BerkShares notes
Topics: local currency, berkshares, berkshires, business of the month
Community Audio
Aug 11, 2015 BerkShares, Inc.
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Alice Maggio sits down with Tom Doyle of Gateway Berkshire Real Estate Company.
Topics: berkshares, berkshires, real estate, business of the month
Community Audio
Jun 30, 2015 BerkShares, Inc.
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Alice Maggio sits down with cafeADAM owner Adam Zieminski for the July BerkShares Business of the Month story.
Topics: local currency, berkshares, restaurant, modern european, berkshires
Community Audio
Jun 12, 2015 The Big on Small Business
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Keith Girouard, regional director and senior business advisor at the Mass. Small Business Development Center Network, sat down with Alice Maggio, BerkShares Coordinator, to discuss BerkShares, the local currency for the Berkshire Region, as well as other strategies for supporting locally owned businesses and local production. His monthly radio show is called The Big on Small Business: Ideas, Trends and Tools for Small Business. You can listen in on the 1st Wednesday of every month –...
Topics: local currency, berkshares, import replacement, small business, business development, economic...
Community Audio
Jun 2, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Alice Maggio sits down with Van Shields of the Berkshire Museum. 
Topics: berkshire museum, berkshares, bizofothemo
Community Audio
May 7, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Bob Climo of the GB Bagel Co. and Alice Maggio sit down to talk about Bob's acquisition of the business and how BerkShares have impacted business.
Topics: business of the month, berkshares, local economy
This lecture was given by Matt Stinchcomb at the 34th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on November 15, 2014 at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.  Established in 1981, the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures capture some of the most visionary voices that speak to the urgent need to transform our economic, social, and cultural systems in ways that support both the planet and its citizens.  Past lectures are available to read, to hear, and to watch on the Schumacher Center website . Matt...
Topics: etsy, business, commerce, Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures
Community Audio
Mar 25, 2015 Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship
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Erik Bruun speaks to the Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship about pitching a business plan to potential investors. 
Topics: berkshares, entrepreneurial apprenticeship, rsyp
Community Audio
Mar 19, 2015 Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship
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Jody Law and Sierra King-Watson speak to the Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship class about commercial loans and small business finance. 
Topics: small business, berkshires, berkshares, entrepreneurs, commercial lending
Community Video
Mar 12, 2015 BerkShares, Inc.
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Phyllis Webb of The Magic Fluke Company shares her story with the apprentices
Topics: entrerpreneurs, berkshares, berkshires, local economy
Community Audio
Mar 12, 2015 BerkShares, Inc.
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Owner of The Magic Fluke Company, Phyllis Webb shares her story with the Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship program.
Topics: berkshares, berkshires, local economy, entrepreneurs
Community Audio
Mar 4, 2015 BerkShares, Inc.
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Local bookkeeper Michal Snyder talks to Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship class about financial tips for starting a business.
Topics: local economy, bookkeeping, finances, berkshares, berkshires, entrepreneurial apprenticeship,...
Community Audio
Mar 4, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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The Chef's Shop is the BerkShares Business of the Month for March 2015. Alice sat down with owner Rob Navarino and manager Clea Fowler of the Great Barrington store to discuss trends that have affected business over the past 24 years.
Topics: berkshares, berkshires, new economics, great barrington, chef's shop, local currency
Community Audio
Mar 3, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Olivia Cobb, owner of Treyson Racin', speaks to Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship class about business ownership
Topics: entrepreneurial apprenticeship, berkshares, berkshires, local currency, berkshire community...
Community Audio
Feb 11, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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The Stagecoach Tavern is the BerkShares Business of the Month for February 2015.  Alice Maggio interviewed Casey Rothstein-Fitzpatrick about the work he's been doing since taking over the management of the business from his father.
Topics: new economics, local currency, berkshares, berkshires, stagecoach, sheffield
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Feb 4, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Keith Girouard speaking to a class in GB
Topics: business planning, entrepreneurial apprenticeship, berkshares, berkshires, berkshire community...
Community Audio
Jan 23, 2015 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe is the BerkShares business of the month for January 2015. BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio sat down with co-owner John Scalia to talk about his business.
Topics: local economics, berkshires, berkshares, new economics
Community Audio
Nov 25, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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BerkShares, Inc. held its Annual Meeting on Oct. 23rd, where the members elected 6 of their fellows to join the 12-person BerkShares board. In this interview, Alice Maggio talks to these six newest members of the Board--Otis Denner-Kenny, Ted Dobson, Kate Chebatoris, Jennifer Tabakin, Catherine Chester, and Brian Hailes--about what brought them to the Board and what they hope to see for the future of the Berkshire economy.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, berkshires, new economics
Community Audio
Nov 4, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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The Red Lion Inn, located at 30 Main Street in Stockbridge, MA, is the BerkShares business of the Month for October 2014. BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio sat down with Sarah Eustis, C.E.O. of the Red Lion Inn's Main Street Hospitality Group, to talk about the vision behind the Red Lion Inn's business model.
Topics: new economics, local currency, berkshares, berkshires, red lion inn
Community Audio
Oct 22, 2014 Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Distinguished author, activist, and ecologist Kirkpatrick Sale discuses the development and current trajectory of the environmental movement. He speaks about the next steps that need to be taken in order to protect the natural world.
Topics: environmental movement, green revolution, ecology
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The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures include some of the foremost voices on a new economics. Blending social history, which he teaches at SUNY Buffalo, with an ecological perspective, John Mohawk is able to draw the parallels among various cultures, from the ancient Greeks to the Spanish conquerors to the Nazi Germans. Each of them essentially believed in a Utopian idealism in which certain people are destined for greatness and other people, along with their environments, are to be destroyed or...
Topics: ecology, indigenous peoples, environment, Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures
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The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures include some of the foremost voices on a new economics. Charles "Chuck" Turner has been a Boston City Councilor representing Roxbury since 1999, well known for challenging education inequality, discrimination, and neighborhood gentrification. He has championed and been actively involved with cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises. For many years he was a leader with the Industrial Cooperative Association (now the ICA Group), where he provided...
Topics: worker ownership, community, equality, social justice, Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures
Community Audio
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The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures include some of the foremost voices on a new economics. Greg Watson tells the story of an urban community that came together to reshape its destiny. Starting with shovels and garbage bags to clean up abandoned lots, residents formed the Dudley Street Community Land Trust to acquire lots which now support hundreds of units of renovated owner-occupied homes, a productive greenhouse, locally-owned businesses, and reinvigorated neighborhood pride. In telling the...
Topics: dudley street, community land trust, renewable energy, sustainable
Community Audio
Oct 21, 2014 Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures include some of the foremost voices on a new economics. Co-founder of Positive Futures Network (publishers of Yes! magazine) and the People-Centered Development Forum, David Korten is best known for his analysis of the social and ecological problems wrought by global corporations. In his lecture he explores alternatives to an economy dominated by a few giant enterprises.
 Learn more about the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures here.
Topics: Yes! Magazine, globalization, new economics, Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures
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The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures include some of the foremost voices on a new economics. Greg Watson tells the story of an urban community that came together to reshape its destiny. Starting with shovels and garbage bags to clean up abandoned lots, residents formed the Dudley Street Community Land Trust to acquire lots which now support hundreds of units of renovated owner-occupied homes, a productive greenhouse, locally-owned businesses, and reinvigorated neighborhood pride. In telling the...
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The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures include some of the foremost voices on a new economics. “Who’s the farmer here, and who’s the chef?” This is the question Dan Barber asks himself after witnessing the production of natural foie gras. Normally the epitome of unnatural food, most foie gras is made by force-feeding geese copious amounts of grain in a process called gavage and slaughtering them while their livers are enlarged, fatty, and particularly delicious. But when Barber pays a...
Topics: food, agriculture, permaculture, sustainable agriculture, Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures
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In this talk for the "Building Sustainable Local Economies" training seminar held May 21 to 25, 2008, Chris Lindstrom discusses the transformation of money to the present and where he sees money going in the future.
Topics: local currency, monetary reform
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In this talk for the "Building Sustainable Local Economies" training seminar held May 21 to 25, 2008, Charles Turner proposes a conscious development in the capacity of the organizer. He offers a new way for human's to interact and develop cosmic energy for positive and harmonious results.
Topics: cosmology, steiner, african-american, occult
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A panel discussion from the 27th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on October 27th 2007. Learn more about the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures here.
Topics: local currency, environment, social justice, Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures
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Sep 17, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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September's BerkShares Business of the Month is Great Barrington Bra & Girl, owned by April Burch and Dan Alden. Listen to the whole interview with April Burch and BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio here.
Topics: new economics, berkshares, local currency
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Aug 22, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, is August 2014's BerkShares Business of the Month.  BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio sat down with the Mahaiwe's executive director, Beryl Jolly, to talk about the theater and why they accept BerkShares.
Topics: new economics, local currency, berkshares, berkshires, mahaiwe, vaudeville theater
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Jul 25, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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July's BerkShares Business of the Month is One Mercantile in Great Barrington, owned by Andy Pruhenski and Abby Webster. Listen to their interview with BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio here.
Topics: new economics, berkshares, berkshires, local currency
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Jun 17, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Abbott's Limousine & Livery Service, a family business based in Lee since 1965, is the BerkShares Business of the Month for the month of June, 2014. BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio sat down with two of the four owners, brother and sister Paul and Donna Abbott, to learn about their business and how they got started.
Topics: berkshares, local currency, new economics, self-reliance
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May 12, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Baldwin's Hardware, located at 2 Center Street in West Stockbridge, is about to celebrate its 150th Anniversary this summer.  BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio sat down with Henry Baldwin to talk about his business and why he accepts BerkShares.
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Apr 30, 2014 Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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These recordings are from the first day of OUR LAND: A Symposium on Farmland Access in the 21st Century, which took place on April 26th and 27th in Berkeley, California. Speakers on April 26th were, in speaking order: Severine von Tscharner Fleming, Agrarian Trust Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm Eric Holt-Gimenez, Institute for Food & Development Policy / Food First Sjoerd Wartena, Terre de Liens Elizabeth Henderson, Peacework Farm / Agricultural Justice Project Gary Nabhan, Author / Activist...
Topics: agrarian trust, land access, agriculture, schumacher center for a new economics
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These recordings are from the first day of OUR LAND: A Symposium on Farmland Access in the 21st Century, which took place on April 26th and 27th in Berkeley, California. Speakers on April 26th were, in speaking order: Severine von Tscharner Fleming, Agrarian Trust Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond, CA Doria Robinson, Urban Tilth Wes Jackson, The Land Institute The event was held by the Agrarian Trust , a project of the Schumacher Center for New Economics ,...
Topics: agrarian trust, land access, agriculture
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Apr 16, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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Monterey Masonry, located at 39 Silver Street in Sheffield, is April 2014's BerkShares Business of the Month.  BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio sat down with Monterey Masonry's owner and founder Mark Mendel to talk about his business and why they accept BerkShares.
Topics: berkshares, new economics, local currency, berkshires, masonry
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Mar 26, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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SEVEN salon.spa, located at 7 South Street in Stockbridge, MA, is March 2014's BerkShares Business of the Month.  BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio had the pleasure to sit down with co-owner Maurice Peterson to talk about his business and why he and his partner Mark Johnson accept BerkShares.
Topics: berkshares, new economics, local currency
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Mar 25, 2014 BerkShares, Inc. and Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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SEVEN salon.spa, located at 7 South Street in Stockbridge, MA, is March 2014's BerkShares Business of the Month.  BerkShares Coordinator Alice Maggio had the pleasure to sit down with co-owner Maurice Peterson to talk about his business and why he and his partner Mark Johnson accept BerkShares. This interview was aired on WSBS Radio 860AM on March 26th, 2014.
Topics: new economics, local currency, berkshares, berkshires, seven salon spa
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Mar 14, 2014 Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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A 1976 interview with E. F. Schumacher conducted by William Nesbitt.  This audio file is presented as a complete, unedited and uncut representation of the content present on two cassette tapes donated by Mr. Nesbitt. Aside from slight noise removal, the audio has not been modified in any way.
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Mar 14, 2014 Schumacher Center for a New Economics
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The ethno-biologist and author of The Desert Smells like Rain discusses traditional farming methods of the American Southwest as practiced by the Hopi and Papago, based on cultivation of native plant species.  Genetic conservation, he points out, is a function of ancient religious beliefs and ceremonies, providing successful farming practices for a desert community.  Comment by Wes Jackson, author of New Roots for Agriculture.   The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations...
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